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Author Azaliya Schulz, releases her new book on Healthy Eating Habits.

Young people's nutrition and eating habits remain top of the list when it comes to the health issues children and parents face today. There is a big question of how to change the status quo. It is a challenging task for parents to not only understand the nutritional world but also encourage their children to adopt healthy eating habits instead of candy bars, sodas, and burgers.

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Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free, and other diet restrictions during the holidays

The holidays are known as a time to indulge. But what if you or a family member need to follow a specific diet for health reasons? What do you do to still share in the holiday treats without breaking your recommended diet restrictions?
Here are a few healthy alternatives to fill the sweet-tooth craving while still allowing you to keep on track with your restrictions.

3 Tips for a More Sustainable Lunchbox

Back-to-school is around the corner and that means back to packing lunches (sigh). With many...

Healthier Options for Summer Snacks On-the-Go

Summer gets really busy for many families with lots of activities like day-camps, time at the pool or beach, and road trips. These activities leave kids especially hungry and asking for extra snacks, and it can be hard to keep up with their appetites! Here are some healthier snack ideas.

4 Types of Sugar Commonly Found in Children’s Snacks

At some point all children will ingest refined sugar, but putting it off for as long as possible should be every parent’s goal. In fact, a recent study by the USDA suggests that refined sugars are so harmful to the development of children, they should be completely avoided before the age of two. Some doctors and scientists argue that children’s developing bodies are much more vulnerable to the dangers of sugar in comparison to adults leaving them more exposed to a number of lifelong health conditions. In addition, research shows that the more we consume sugar, the more we crave it, and children are no exception. One of the problems of modern society is that refined sugars are often hidden in our foods and masked with healthy nicknames, making it difficult for parents to really know how much sugar they’re giving their kids. From honey to agave nectar, here are some of the most notable sugar monikers lurking in your pantry.

How parenting affects the eating behaviors of children - 4 helpful things to improve eating

Without having to nag (or even beg!) a child to expand their palate or practice respectful table manners, you might effectively support fostering a child’s healthy relationship with food and eating by asking yourself the following 4 parenting questions!

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Enter our contest to win a box from HelloFresh which includes up to 4 meals! The contest closes Sunday at 11pm!

3 Healthy Alternatives

In light of the current environment i.e. dare I say it, the new "C" - COVID, health is definitely a top priority. We have a few ways to integrate more healthy food that is easy, tasty, and the picky eaters may not even notice the extra dose of vegetables or healthy ingredients. Typically people want to do one, or maybe all, of the following - eat more vegetables, eat less sugar, or eat less meat. Here are some great companies that will help you meet these goals and get back on track for your 2021 goals.

Healthy eating as a family is about more than food - 10 tips

Healthy eating for busy families can be a struggle sometimes, and it’s never too late...

2020 Wellness Show

The Wellness Show, happening February 1 & 2 at The Vancouver Convention Centre, has the cure for the winter doldrums, both for kids and adults. 250+ exhibitors, and 100+ workshops, demonstrations, hands-on fun, and let’s not forget all the free samples! All for one low price, and under one roof. 

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